High and Mighty by SS Skye


Title: High and Mighty
Author: S.S. Skye
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Length: 20,000 words
Characters: Lynley
POV: Third Limited
Sub-Genre: Fairytale/Fantasy, Intrigue, Lesbian
Kisses: 4 Kisses

Blurb:
Lynley has been stuck in a tower for over a month, and each day is worse than the one before. She doesn’t know why she’s there, or who’s responsible for it, but the very moment her feet touch the ground there is going to be hell to pay.

Review:

First of all, this story is a little different in that it ends up being from the points of view of four different characters, two of whom are the main characters. Secondly, I think Lynley’s romantic interest was done a disservice by being left out of the blurb, but I can see why she was. Thirdly, for those who like on-page sex, there isn’t any, which left room for more story. And lastly, although “High and Mighty” is based on a fairytale, the dreamlike quality of fairytales is not a part of this story.

I like Lynley. It’s made clear from the start that she hasn’t just sat on her arse waiting to be rescued—she’s searched the entire tower to find everything that might be even remotely useful for an escape. Unfortunately, whoever put her there knew her enough to severely limit her options—as an example, the bedsheets are of such poor quality that even braided into a rope, they’d probably snap as she was climbing down.

When the move was made from Lynley to the castle I was a little confused, at first, but it eventually became evident why the move had been made. I won’t tell you much about the story—if you want to know, read the book!—but I will say that it has a gritty feel, and that I loved the way it ended by showing the understated strength of the relationship between Lynley and her romantic interest. Overall, this story is more of an intrigue with a romance sub-plot, and I think I liked it all the more for it. Perfect for anyone who likes a good intrigue, whether they read FF or not.

Reviewed By: Alison

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